THE SOUND INSIDE by Adam Rapp
Directed by Kristin Clippard
October 20 to December 3, 2023
When Bella Baird, an isolated creative writing professor at Yale, begins to mentor a brilliant but enigmatic student named Christopher, the two form an unexpectedly intense bond. As their lives and the stories they tell about themselves become intertwined in unpredictable ways, Bella makes a surprising request of Christopher that neither knows if he can fulfill.
Brimming with suspense, Rapp’s riveting play explores the limits of what one person can ask of another.
Starring Vickie Daignault, returning to Urbanite Theatre after appearing in WOMEN LAUGHING ALONE WITH SALAD.
MEET THE CAST
Playing Bella Baird
Vickie Daignault (she/her) is delighted to return to the Urbanite stage where she was last seen in Women Laughing Alone with Salad. Area theatre credits: Odd Couple, Silent Sky, Between Riverside and Crazy and Good People (American Stage), and The Year of Magical Thinking (Stageworks Theatre).
Chicago and other regional theatre credits include: Hats!, the Musical (The Royal George), The Dixie Swim Club (Alhambra Theatre), Time Step, On the Brink, Daughter of Beijing (The Theatre Building), Big River, Kindertransport, To Kill a Mockingbird (Apple Tree Theatre), Pulp (Center on Halsted), Spirit of the Yule (Key City Public Theatre), Gauguin, the Musical (Myriad Productions), among others. In addition to her work on the stage, she has performed in indie film and commercials, directed plays, operetta and readings, and has just produced her first short film.
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association
Evan Stevens (he/him) is thrilled to be making his Urbanite debut in The Sound Inside. Hailing from Boise, he performed with Idaho Shakespeare Festival and danced professionally with LED Boise.
Most recently, you may have seen him swashbuckling as D’Artagnan under the direction of the esteemed Peter Amster in Asolo Rep’s production of Ken Ludwig’s The Three Musketeers. Evan sincerely appreciates the wonderful folks at the Urbanite Theatre, his professors and teachers who have mentored him along the way, and his father who has provided a lifetime of unconditional support.
Meet the Playwright
Adam Rapp is the author of numerous plays and made his Broadway debut with THE SOUND INSIDE (Studio 54), which received a 2020 Outer Critics Circle Honor for Outstanding New Broadway Play and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play. THE SOUND INSIDE was commissioned by Lincoln Center and received its world premiere at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Among many other notable accomplishments, his play, Red Light Winter, was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2006.
Meet the Director
Kristin Clippard has administered, taught, acted, assisted or directed with over three dozen theaters, entertainment companies, non-profit organizations, universities, and schools across the country. She holds a BFA in Acting from Wright State University and an MFA in Directing from the University of Iowa.
Her local directing credits include Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson and The Roommate by Jen Silverman for American Stage, as well as The Luckiest People by Meridith Friedman for Orlando Shakespeare Theater.
MEET THE CREATIVE TEAM
Producing Artistic Director
Production Stage Manager/Prop Designer
Technical Director/Light Designer
OCTOBER 20 TO DECEMBER 3, 2023
WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS* AT 7:30PM
FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS AT 8PM
SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS AT 2PM
STANDARD TICKETS: $42
UNDER 40** TICKETS: $28
STUDENT** TICKETS: $5
Content Note: Play contains discussions of suicide and adult language.
*Thursday performances are part of our Talkback Thursday series. Talkbacks are moderated discussions with the cast that take place after the performance, offering audiences an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the show.
**Must present valid ID.
Special Thanks to Our Producers
Cheryl Wyatt & John
Mercedes O’Connor Shubert Foundation
Leon Ellin & Marge Ellin
Caplin Foundation Emilie Robinson
Maila & Frank Maggio
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